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Top Patrick Wisdom News

  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Avoids arbitration with Cubs

    Wisdom avoided arbitration Friday with the Cubs on a one-year, $2.725 million contract, Jesse Rogers of reports.

    Wisdom isn't a perfect player, but he hit 23 home runs over 97 games in 2023 and carries a .474 slugging percentage over the last three seasons. He'll again be a dangerous bench bat and corner-infield platoon option for Chicago in 2024.

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  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Goes deep in win

    Wisdom went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Brewers.

    Wisdom also struck out twice in the contest, making this game a good representation of what the 32-year-old brings to the plate. He's batting .205 this season and has struck out nearly 37 percent of the time. Wisdom has struck out at least 34 percent of the time each of the last three seasons. His inability to make consistent contact limits his fantasy upside moving forward, as he seems ticketed for a part-time role where he provides some pop but little else.

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  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Provides boost Sunday

    Wisdom went 1-for-2 with a walk and a two-run home run in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Rockies.

    Wisdom helped the Cubs overcome a 3-1 deficit during a three-run sixth inning, with his 22nd home run of the season serving as the big blow. It was the 32-year-old's first long ball this month, however, as he's slipped into a bench role in Chicago, though playing time is available in the short term for however long Jeimer Candelario (back) and Nick Madrigal (hamstring) are out.

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  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Hits 21st home run Monday

    Wisdom went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Brewers.

    Appearing in a game for just the fourth time in the last two weeks, Wisdom managed his 21st home run of the season. His career high is 28, though he seems unlikely to reach that number in his smaller role, which has been the result of Jeimer Candelario joining the team at the trade deadline. Wisdom can still provide some pop, but his fantasy appeal is diminished as a bench player.

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  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Blasts 20th homer in loss

    Wisdom went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 11-4 loss against Toronto.

    Sunday's game was a microcosm of Wisdom's season, as he paired his 20th home run with three more strikeouts to raise his season total to 99 in 224 at-bats. Wisdom's role has diminished since the trade deadline acquisition of Jeimer Candelario having now started just four games since Aug. 1. Wisdom's empty power production is best served in the part-time role in which the Cubs currently have him placed.

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  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Hits 16th home run

    Wisdom went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Nationals.

    Wisdom batted ninth but still managed to provide some offense for the Cubs. His lineup placement is likely due to his weak .194 batting average. Wisdom has struggled even more since the beginning of June, going just 5-for-41 (.122) with 22 strikeouts across 16 games. He did miss some time with a wrist sprain, so perhaps he's still trying to find his groove, though Wisdom did bat only .207 last season and isn't known for maintaining a high average.

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  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Out of lineup Sunday

    Wisdom is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

    Wisdom smacked a home run Saturday, his 15th of the year, but he'll give way to Miles Mastrobuoni on Sunday. Wisdom should still start at the hot corner most days moving forward, especially with Nick Madrigal (hamstring) on the injured list.

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  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Sitting out Friday

    Wisdom is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Red Sox, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    The Cubs will go with Miles Mastrobuoni at third base instead. Wisdom had started three of the last four games at the hot corner prior to the All-Star break, but his hold on the third base job seems pretty tenuous.

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  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Activated from injured list

    The Cubs activated Wisdom (wrist) from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Wisdom is not in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Brewers, but he's recovered from the sprained right wrist that sent him to the IL in mid-June and could see semi-regular action at third base with Nick Madrigal (hamstring) needing an IL stint of his own.

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  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Set for rehab assignment

    Wisdom (wrist) was cleared Wednesday to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Wisdom had been struggling mightily at the plate before he landed on the injured list June 17 due to a sprained right wrist, so the Cubs might ask him to remain with Iowa through the weekend in an effort to get his timing back. Nick Madrigal continues to draw the majority of playing time at third base for Chicago.

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  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Lands on IL

    The Cubs placed Wisdom on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a sprained right wrist, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    Wisdom has been struggling at the plate recently, going just 2-for-24 since the beginning of June. Now, he will be shelved for at least 10 days as he nurses his right wrist. Justin Steele (forearm) was activated off the 15-day injured list Saturday and will replace Wisdom on the active roster.

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  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: On bench again

    Wisdom is absent from the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Pirates, Jordan Bastian of reports.

    Wisdom has started just one of the last four games and that was at designated hitter, as it seems he might have lost the third base job to Nick Madrigal. The 31-year-old has just a .552 OPS along with a 43.3 percent strikeout rate since May 1.

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  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Not in Saturday's lineup

    Wisdom will be on the bench for Saturday's game against the Giants.

    Wisdom's game always involves plenty of power alongside huge strikeout concerns, but it's the latter which has been more prevalent recently. He hit .250 with 10 homers through the end of April despite a 33.3 percent strikeout rate, but things have gone significantly downhill since then. In 29 games since the start of May, he's homered four times while hitting .149 with a 43.0 percent strikeout rate. Nick Madrigal will take over at third base Saturday.

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  • Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: On bench Wednesday

    Wisdom is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.

    Miles Mastrobuoni will start at third base and bat ninth versus the Halos and right-hander Jaime Barria. Wisdom is slashing just .145/.245/.313 in 95 plate appearances since the beginning of May.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Murrieta, CA
Age: 32
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R